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Detailed record for Sloane 4016

Title Herbal
Origin Italy, N. (Lombardy)
Date c. 1440
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration Full-page miniatures of plants in colours, usually predominantly in green and brown, with captions and often with animals or people, on each folio.
Dimensions in mm 360 x 255
Official foliation ff. 108 (+ an unfoliated leaf after f. 10 + 3 unfoliated paper leaves at the beginning and at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Green leather with blind tooling in form of flowers and fleur-de-lys.
Provenance Nicholas Joseph Foucault (b. 1643, d. 1721), marquis de Magny, statesman and archaeologist: his book-plate with the legend 'EX BIBLIOTHECA | NICOLAI JOSEPH FOUCAULT | COMITIS CONSISTORIANI' with his arms [sable] a lion rampant, dexter, crowned [argent], as supporters two lions [argent]; a couronne de marquis surmounting the shield (f. 1).
Sir Hans Sloane (b. 1660, d. 1753), baronet, physician and collector: inscription 'Bibliotheca Sloaniana' (f. 1).
Former shelfmark (?) '5Vh' , and crossed out (ff. 1, 1v).
Purchased as part of the Sloane collection from Sloane's executors and incorporated into the newly founded British Museum in 1753.
Notes This manuscript is classified by Baumann as one of the 'North Italian group' and as a copy of Paris, Bibliothèque de l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, MS Masson 116; see also Collins 2000 pp. 279, 226 n. 71.
For Foucault's library generally see Léopold Delisle, Le Cabinet des Manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Impériale [Nationale]: Étude sur la formation de ce dépôt 3 vols. (Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1868-1881), I, 373-380.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Additional Manuscripts: Sloane 4015-4047 (London: British Museum unpublished manuscript of unedited descriptions, no date), no. 4016 [available in The British Library Manuscripts Reading Room].

Felix Andreas Baumann, Das Erbario Carrarese und die Bildtradition des Tractatus de herbis, Berner Schriften zur Kunst, 12 (Bern: Benteli, 1974), esp. pp. 105, 161-71.

Janet Backhouse, The Illuminated Manuscript (Oxford: Phaidon, 1979), pl. 43.

Peter Murray Jones, Medieval Medical Miniatures (London: British Library, 1984), p. 90, pl. VII.

Peter Jones, 'Secreta Salernitana', Kos (1984), 33-50.

Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi, ‘Toward the Scientific Naturalism: Aspects of Botanical and Zoological Iconography in Manuscripts and Printed Books in the Second Half of XV [sic] century’, in Die Kunst und das Studium der Natur vom 14. zum 16. Jahrhundert, ed. by Wolfram Prinz and Andreas Beyer (Cologne: Acta humaniora, 1987), pp. 91-101 (p. 98).

Two East Anglian Picture Books : A Facsimile of the Helmingham Herbal and Bestiary and Bodleian Ms. Ashmole 1504, ed. by Nicholas Barker (London: The Roxburghe Club, 1988), p. 7.

Michael Camille, The Medieval Art of Love: Objects and Subjects of Desire (London: Laurence King, 1998), pp. 79-80, pl. 65.

Peter Murray Jones, Medieval Medicine in Illuminated Manuscripts, 2nd edn (London: British Library, 1998; first publ. as Medieval Medical Miniatures, 1984), pp. 70-73, fig. 63.

Minta Collins, Medieval Herbals: The Illustrative Traditions (London: British Library, 2000), pp. 112 n. 314, 226 n. 71, 239, 279, 294 n. 125, 295 n. 141, 296 ns 154, 155, 309, pl. XXVIII.

Sophie Page, Astrology in Medieval Manuscript (London: British Library, 2002), p. 10.

Pamela Porter, Courty Love in Medieval Manuscripts (London: British Library, 2003), p. 10.

Sophie Page, Magic in Medieval Manuscripts (London: British Library, 2004), pp. 20, 25-27, pl. 19, 25.

Elizabeth Morrison, Beasts: Factual & Fantastic (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2007), p. 30.

Tractatus de Herbis: Sloane MS. 4016, ed. by Alain Touwaide (Barcelona: M. Moleiro, 2013), [facsimile edition and companion volume]


Images
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Front binding

Binding
Front binding
Back binding

Binding
Back binding
Spine

Spine
Spine
 
Headband

Headband
Headband
Inside front cover

Inside Front Cover
Inside front cover
Inside back cover

Inside Back Cover
Inside back cover
 


f. 1
Blank folio

f. 1v
Blank folio
Plants and figure

f. 2
Plants and figure
 
Figure

f. 2
Figure
Plant

f. 2v
Plant
Plants

f. 3
Plants
 
Plants

f. 3v
Plants
Scorpion

f. 3v
Scorpion
Plants

f. 4
Plants
 
Duck

f. 4
Duck
Plants and a duck

f. 4v
Plants and a duck
Duck

f. 4v
Duck
 
Plants

f. 5
Plants
Plants and a boar

f. 5v
Plants and a boar
Boar

f. 5v
Boar
 
Tree

f. 6
Tree
Eagle

f. 6
Eagle
Spider web

f. 6
Spider web
 
Plants, sheep, and dragon

f. 6v
Plants, sheep, and dragon
Sheep

f. 6v
Sheep
Dragon

f. 6v
Dragon
 
Plants

f. 7
Plants
Plants

f. 7v
Plants
Plants

f. 8
Plants
 
Donkey

f. 8
Donkey
Plants and a donkey

f. 8v
Plants and a donkey
Donkey

f. 8v
Donkey
 
Map

f. 8v
Map
Plants

f. 9
Plants
Plants

f. 9v
Plants
 
Plants

f. 10
Plants
Garden

f. 10v
Garden
Plant

f. 11
Plant
 
Plants, bird of prey, and duck

f. 11v
Plants, bird of prey, and duck
Bird of prey and duck

f. 11v
Bird of prey and duck
Plants

f. 11v
Plants
 
Daffodil

f. 12
Daffodil
Plants

f. 12v
Plants
Plant

f. 13
Plant
 
Plant

f. 13v
Plant
Plants

f. 14
Plants
Plants

f. 14v
Plants
 
Plants

f. 15
Plants
Plants

f. 15v
Plants
Snake

f. 15v
Snake
 
Plants

f. 16
Plants
Man

f. 16
Man
Plant and a fish

f. 16v
Plant and a fish
 
Fish

f. 16v
Fish
Plants

f. 17
Plants
Plants

f. 17v
Plants
 
Plants

f. 18
Plants
Plants

f. 18v
Plants
Plants

f. 19
Plants
 
Plants and a bull

f. 19v
Plants and a bull
Bull

f. 19v
Bull
Plants

f. 20
Plants
 
Bulls

f. 20
Bulls
Plant

f. 20v
Plant
Plant

f. 21
Plant
 
Plants

f. 21v
Plants
Plants

f. 22
Plants
Plants

f. 22v
Plants
 
Plants

f. 23
Plants
Plants

f. 23v
Plants
Plant

f. 24
Plant
 
Camel

f. 24
Camel
Plants

f. 24v
Plants
Plants

f. 25
Plants
 
Plants

f. 25v
Plants
Crabs and a scorpion

f. 25v
Crabs and a scorpion
Plant

f. 26
Plant
 
Capons

f. 26
Capons
Rams

f. 26
Rams
Plants

f. 26v
Plants
 
Plants

f. 27
Plants
Plants

f. 27v
Plants
Tree and beaver

f. 28
Tree and beaver
 
Beaver

f. 28
Beaver
Plants

f. 28v
Plants
Plants

f. 29
Plants
 
Plants

f. 29v
Plants
Plants

f. 30
Plants
Plants, snake and der

f. 30v
Plants, snake and der
 
Snake and deer

f. 30v
Snake and deer
Plants

f. 31
Plants
Plants and building

f. 31v
Plants and building
 
Plants

f. 32
Plants
Plants

f. 32v
Plants
Plants

f. 33
Plants
 
Plants, doves, and coral

f. 33v
Plants, doves, and coral
Plants

f. 34
Plants
Plants

f. 34v
Plants
 
Plants

f. 35
Plants
Plants

f. 35v
Plants
Plants

f. 36
Plants
 
Plants

f. 36v
Plants
Plants

f. 37
Plants
Plants

f. 37v
Plants
 
Plant

f. 38
Plant
Dragon

f. 38
Dragon
Plants

f. 38v
Plants
 
Plant

f. 39
Plant
Two roosters

f. 39
Two roosters
Plants

f. 39v
Plants
 
Plants

f. 40
Plants
Cat and mouse

f. 40
Cat and mouse
Plants

f. 40v
Plants
 
Plants

f. 40v
Plants
Plants

f. 41
Plants
Plants

f. 41v
Plants
 
Plant

f. 42
Plant
Plants

f. 42v
Plants
Plants

f. 43
Plants
 
Plants

f. 43v
Plants
Plants

f. 44
Plants
Field horsetail

ff. 44v-45
Field horsetail
 
Boy and woman

f. 44v
Boy and woman
Man and woman

f. 44v
Man and woman
Field horsetail

f. 44v
Field horsetail
 
Plants

f. 45
Plants
Plants

f. 45v
Plants
Plants

f. 46
Plants
 
Plants

f. 46v
Plants
Plants

f. 47
Plants
Lizard

f. 47
Lizard
 
Plants

f. 47v
Plants
Plants

f. 48
Plants
Plant and coral

f. 48v
Plant and coral
 
Plants

f. 49
Plants
Plants and animals

ff. 49v-50
Plants and animals
Plant

f. 49v
Plant
 
Animals

f. 50
Animals
Lion

f. 50
Lion
Leopard and rabbit

f. 50
Leopard and rabbit
 
Elephant

f. 50
Elephant
Plants

f. 50v
Plants
Plants

f. 51
Plants
 
Plant

f. 51v
Plant
Plants

f. 52
Plants
Plants

f. 52v
Plants
 
Plants

f. 53
Plants
Plants

f. 53v
Plants
Plants

f. 54
Plants
 
Man urinating

f. 54
Man urinating
Plants

f. 54v
Plants
Plants

f. 55
Plants
 
Wolf

f. 55
Wolf
Plants

f. 55v
Plants
Plants

f. 56
Plants
 
Plants

ff. 56v-57
Plants
Mandrake

f. 56v
Mandrake
Mandrake

f. 56v
Mandrake
 
Plants

f. 57
Plants
Shell

f. 57
Shell
Plants and beehives

f. 57v
Plants and beehives
 
Beehives

f. 57v
Beehives
Plants

f. 58
Plants
Plants

f. 58v
Plants
 
Plants

f. 59
Plants
Plants

f. 59v
Plants
Plants

f. 60
Plants
 
Plants

f. 60v
Plants
Plants

f. 61
Plants
Plants

f. 61v
Plants
 
Plants

f. 62
Plants
Rat and cat

f. 62
Rat and cat
Corpse

f. 62
Corpse
 
Hunting

f. 62v
Hunting
Plant and weasel

f. 63
Plant and weasel
Weasel

f. 63
Weasel
 
Plants

f. 63v
Plants
Plants

f. 64
Plants
Plants

f. 64v
Plants
 
Plants

f. 65
Plants
Tree and snake

f. 65v
Tree and snake
Plant

f. 66
Plant
 
Plants

f. 66v
Plants
Plants

f. 67
Plants
Plants

f. 67v
Plants
 
Plants

f. 68
Plants
Plants and hare

f. 68v
Plants and hare
Plants

f. 69
Plants
 
Plants and panther

f. 69v
Plants and panther
Plants and birds

f. 70
Plants and birds
Birds

f. 70
Birds
 
Plants

f. 70v
Plants
Plants

f. 71
Plants
Plants

f. 71v
Plants
 
Plants

f. 72
Plants
Plants

f. 72v
Plants
Plants

f. 73
Plants
 
Plants

f. 73v
Plants
Plants

f. 74
Plants
Plants

f. 74v
Plants
 
Plants

f. 75
Plants
Plants

f. 75v
Plants
Plants

f. 76
Plants
 
Plants

f. 76v
Plants
Plant and boar

f. 77
Plant and boar
Boar or pig

f. 77
Boar or pig
 
Plants

f. 77v
Plants
Plants

f. 77v
Plants
Plants

f. 78
Plants
 
Plant and tree

f. 78v
Plant and tree
Plants

f. 79
Plants
Nut tree

f. 79v
Nut tree
 
Plants

f. 80
Plants
Plants

f. 80v
Plants
Plants

f. 81
Plants
 
Frog

f. 81
Frog
Plant

f. 81v
Plant
Plants

f. 82
Plants
 
Plants

f. 82v
Plants
Plants

f. 83
Plants
Plants

f. 83v
Plants
 
Plants

f. 84
Plants
Plants

f. 85
Plants
Plants

f. 85
Plants
 
Plants

f. 86
Plants
Plants

ff. 86v-87
Plants
Plants

f. 87
Plants
 
Plant

f. 87v
Plant
Plants

f. 88
Plants
Plants

f. 88v
Plants
 
Plants

f. 89
Plants
Plant

f. 89v
Plant
Plants

f. 90
Plants
 
Plants

f. 91
Plants
Plants

f. 91
Plants
Plants

f. 91v
Plants
 
Plants

f. 92
Plants
Plants

f. 92v
Plants
Plants

f. 93
Plants
 
Plants

f. 93v
Plants
Plants

f. 94
Plants
Plants

f. 94v
Plants
 
Plants, birds, and insects

f. 95
Plants, birds, and insects
Birds

f. 95
Birds
Plant

f. 95v
Plant
 
Plant and bird

f. 96
Plant and bird
Bird

f. 96
Bird
Plant

f. 96v
Plant
 
Plant and animal

f. 97
Plant and animal
Animal

f. 97
Animal
Plants

f. 97v
Plants
 
Plants

f. 98
Plants
Plants

f. 98
Plants
Plants

f. 98v
Plants
 
Plants

f. 99
Plants
Plant

f. 99v
Plant
Plants

f. 100
Plants
 
Plants

f. 100v
Plants
Vines

f. 101
Vines
Plants

f. 101v
Plants
 
Glass-making

f. 101v
Glass-making
Plants and an animal

f. 102
Plants and an animal
Animal

f. 102
Animal
 
Plants

f. 102v
Plants
Plants and demon

f. 103
Plants and demon
Demon

f. 103
Demon
 
Plants

f. 103v
Plants
Plants and fish

f. 104
Plants and fish
Fish

f. 104
Fish
 
Plants

f. 104v
Plants
Plants

f. 105
Plants
Plants

f. 105v
Plants
 
Plants

f. 106
Plants
Plants

f. 106v
Plants
Plants, birds, and goats

f. 107
Plants, birds, and goats
 
Goats

f. 107
Goats
Birds

f. 107
Birds
Plants

f. 107v
Plants
 
Plants and bear

f. 108
Plants and bear
Bear

f. 108
Bear
Garden

f. 108v
Garden
 

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